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The Six Sydney Suffragettes

<p>Explore the lives and times of the Six Sydney Suffragettes: Louisa Lawson, Rose Scott, Maybanke Wolstoneholme, Annie Golding, Nellie Martel and Dora Montefiore. Discover how the Women’s College at

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Explore the lives and times of the Six Sydney Suffragettes: Louisa Lawson, Rose Scott, Maybanke Wolstoneholme, Annie Golding, Nellie Martel and Dora Montefiore. Discover how the Women’s College at Sydney University and the Women’s Club in Sydney contributed to women winning the vote. The Teachers Union and the Kindergarten Union were formed out of the suffrage movement to improve women’s lives. Although New Zealand was the first country where women could vote (1893), Australia was the first country to achieve for women, BOTH the vote AND the right to stand for Parliament on the 12th June 1902. Indigenous women won the right to vote in 1962. Celebrate together the political success of Australian women over the past 120 years.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Magarey, S., 2001, Passions of the First Wave Feminists, UNSW Press

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The lives of the Six Sydney Suffragettes including Louisa Lawson (mother of Henry Lawson) and the social reformer, Rose Scott.
  • An overview of the period of the Suffrage movement and its victory in gaining the vote for women.
  • An analysis of Symbolist art of the time that reflected the issues of the Suffrage movement.
  • The impact that the first Australian performance of Ibsen’s Doll’s House had on the debate at the time of the Married Woman’s Property Act.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Understand the influence of the Women’s College (Sydney University) and the Women’s Club, Sydney on the suffrage movement.
  2. Learn about the rise of the “factory girl” and the “domestic” as the Depression forced country girls into cities.
  3. Celebrate over 120 years of women voting and serving in Parliament.

Jennifer Strachan

BA (Hons), DipEd
Jenny Strachan is an award winning author, corporate trainer and conference presenter who has presented across Australia and in eight Asian countries. She was closely involved in training the...

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